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Sheriff’s Office has eye on gangs (Jasper County, SC): Jasper County’s growth brings with it economic opportunity and mobility, but it also brings an increase in crime – and Sheriff Chris Malphrus has an eye on gang-related crime. “Gang violence in Jasper County is at a minimal, compared to our surrounding areas,” he said. “We do have some gang issues. Noticing that it’s not as bad as other areas, we’re going to try to hit that off in the beginning.”
Source: Jasper County Sun Times    Date: February 14, 2017

Fighting gang problem is a top priority for new Greenville County Sheriff (Greenville, SC): We're taking a look at gang activity in the Upstate. Specifically, in Greenville County. We're told, gangs are here, and they are causing serious trouble. In fact, gang members have been linked to crimes ranging from murder, to drug and human trafficking. We spoke with Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis about the issue. “We've got about roughly 1,200 identified gang members.”
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: February 13, 2017

3-day gang training conference underway in Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC): Monday is the first day of the South Carolina Gang Association’s annual training conference. The three-day conference brings together law enforcement officials from across the state to discuss new ways of identifying gang members and their crimes.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: February 13, 2017

Police share tactics, data, technology at gang investigators conference (Myrtle Beach, SC): Law enforcement divisions across the state are doing what they can to help curb violence and crime in South Carolina neighborhoods, and one way they're doing that is by working with different law enforcement agencies.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: February 13, 2017

Law enforcement sees progress, but still problems in dealing with gangs (Columbia, SC): The head of the law enforcement coalition battling gangs in the Midlands says they are still a serious problem, but their membership is on the decline. The Midlands Gang Task Force grew out of long-standing efforts by the Richland County Sheriff's Department to crack down on the growth of gang activity, and those comments follow concerns from Kershaw County's top cop that gangs seem to have migrated into his jurisdiction.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: February 10, 2017

Midlands sheriff is seeing gang activity 'we have not seen before' (Kershaw County, SC): Just weeks ago, Kershaw County sheriff's deputies initiated a high-speed chase on I-20 through Kershaw County. "One of our traffic officers on I-20, you know, saw a car coming down running 105 miles an hour. He got in behind it. It was reported stolen out of Richland County,” said Sheriff Jim Matthews. Matthews said at least one gang member was inside.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: February 9, 2017

Special meeting being held Monday to tackle local drug and gang issues (Horry, SC): Finding ways to combat the drug problems in Loris will be the focus of a special meeting that will take place Monday night.
Source:    Date: February 8, 2017

After gang related arrests Aiken Public Safety says it takes a community (Aiken, SC): It started at South Aiken, where a fight between rival gangs led to 3 people being shot. Then a shooting on Reid Drive, also gang related. "It has escalated into more sophisticated, more violent action with this behavior," Aiken Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco said.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: February 8, 2017

1 arrested, 1 on the run after Symposium Ultra Lounge shooting (Greenville County, SC): A man has been arrested after a shooting at a nightclub that left one dead and another in the hospital.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: February 8, 2017

Public Safety says South Aiken shooting gang related (Aiken, SC): It was a town hall meeting at South Aiken High for parents to hear more about possible changes to Aiken County Public schools, but some parents just wanted to hear about safety after last Friday's shooting. "There have been some concerns in the past about copycat incidents and things like that," April Bransome-Gorton said, a parent at South Aiken High School.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: February 6, 2017

Police working to curb signs of gang-related activity in Aiken (Aiken, SC): A large percentage of recent shooting incidents and acts of violence that have occurred in the City of Aiken have been gang-related, and local law enforcement – with the help of state and federal agencies – are working to address those problems, said Aiken Department of Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco on Monday.
Source: The Aiken Standard    Date: February 6, 2017

New Police Chief plans to stamp out Lake City gang activity (Lake City, SC): Lake City’s new police chief took the post just over a week ago and is already outlining strategies to prevent crime, beginning with tackling the city’s gang problem. Chief Kipp Coker, who is originally from the Pee Dee area, replaced Interim Police Chief John Kelly on Jan. 23.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: February 2, 2017

Federal gang case produces fifth guilty plea (Charleston, SC): A third member of the Wildboys street gang pled guilty to a federal racketeering charge Monday.
Source: The Press and Standard    Date: February 1, 2017

Wildboys gang member pleads guilty in Walterboro car wash shooting (Charleston, SC): A member of the Wildboys street gang pleaded guilty Monday on charges for his role in a shooting. Brian Manigo, 25, of Green Pond was charged with attempted murder in aid of racketeering. In his plea, Manigo admitted to being an associate of the Wildboys, a violent street gang based in South Carolina.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: January 30, 2017

KCSO arrests gang members, seize stolen cars, handgun (Kershaw County, SC): Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three Richland County teenagers early Thursday morning. The KCSO referred to all three as gang members in a press release issued Friday evening.
Source: Chronicle-Independent    Date: January 30, 2017

Resident’s tip leads to gang member’s arrest in Kershaw Co. (Kershaw County, SC): The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office says a tip from a concerned resident led to the arrest of a gang member on gun charges.
Source: The State    Date: January 30, 2017

2 gang members, another teen caught with stolen cars, gun in Kershaw Co. (Kershaw County, SC): Two reported gang members and another teen from Richland County were arrested and accused of stealing two vehicles, among other charges during a traffic stop in Kershaw County.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: January 27, 2017

Third person charged in gang related killing in Chesterfield County (Chesterfield County, SC): The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has charged Jamarcus Lavar Sellers, 27, of Bennettsville with accessory before and after the fact of murder in the death of James Henderson, 28, according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: January 26, 2017

Lowcountry men face prison time after social media posts show gang activity (Georgetown County, SC): Two gang members who carried out crimes throughout the Lowcountry while boasting about ill-gotten gains on social media and issuing threats on YouTube pleaded guilty this week to a racketeering charge, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: January 25, 2017

Members of South Carolina gang admit attempted murder, racketeering (Charleston, SC): Two members of the violent South Carolina street gang the Wildboys pleaded guilty in connection with a drive-by shooting that nearly killed someone.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: January 24, 2017

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